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up to snow we're taking a live look at highway 218 at sergeant road a number of schools are delayed this morning -- you can see those on the bottom of your good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. let's get right to it... storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. winter weather advisory continues this morning over much of the kwwl with light snow/sleet possible remain coated... mostly with of the viewing area. temperatures are in the upper teens to around 30 this morning with north winds 10-20 mph that will cause some blowing snow to continue. the snow tracks out this morning and by this afternoon we should have sunshine... but it will stay cold. highs will only be in the mid 20s to mid 30s with those have that for you in a few minutes. and by this afternoon we should have
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10-20 mph that will cause some blowing snow to continue. the snow tracks out this morning and by this afternoon we should have sunshine... but it will stay cold. highs will only be in the mid 20s to mid 30s with those snow in the forecast, too. i'll have that for you in a few minutes. sunshine... but it will stay cold. highs will only be in the mid 20s to mid 30s with those north winds slow to die out. we have a couple more chances of snow in the forecast, too. i'll have that for you in a few minutes. picking up our team seven coverage....storm track seven's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo with an update on how the streets are looking in
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i've been out for a little more than an hour now. the snow is starting to lighten up here but it is still falling pretty hard. it's been windy too so drifting might be a cavern depending on where you are a lot of the roads right now look like the ones you are seeing. they still have at least a thin layer of snow possibly sleet on them. i've been seeing crews out all morning though... there's more than 200 on the highway according to the iowa department of transportation. take a look at the road behind me... it still has not been plowed... it seems a lot of neighborhood and side roads are in the same shape we've got you covered live in new this morning...the man in charge of campus police at the university of iowa didn't cooperate with other officers. records show public safety director david visin refused to pull over while driving with his stepson in
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officers were searching for visin's stepson following a hit and run crash in a parking lot outside the bar. records show visin dropped his stepson off at a gas station before officers left. visin says he didn't know anything about the accident at the time...and didn't stop because he's a diabetic and needed to get home for insulin. we've learned the person killed in an iowa parking lot...was a three year old boy davenport police say braddock shovlain was playing basketball in the all saints catholic school parking lot. a truck hit the boy. police have not released the name of the driver. iowa murder trial of a man accused of killing his wife. the defense beginning by calling alexander fazzino's former house cleaner to the stand. she pleaded the fifth many times when when asked if she sold prescription drugs to alexander's wife, emily. alex's mother also taking the stand yesterday... she testified that she saw emily stumble, stagger and slur her
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(joanne fazzino, alex fazzino's upset for her, i was upset for daughter. i loved her, i loved her, and i thought we had a very close relationship." testimony continues today. decision 2016. today's the day which can reveal which candidates have the best chance at winning their party's nomination for president. it's super tuesday. twelve states -- and hundreds of delegates on the line. republican ted cruz and democratic bernie sanders both need to carry their home states -- texas and vermont -- today. a photographer covering a donald trump rally in virginia says he was choked and thrown to the ground by a secret service agent. video shows us what happened. chris morris was working for "time" magazine... and says he stepped
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the media pen when this all happened. the secret service is working with police in virginia in this investigation the largest financial fraud in iowa history. $215-million dollars, stolen from thousands of customers of cedar falls-based p-f-g. kwwl's ron steele explains how banking changes caught russ wassendorf and his imaginary empire. "he loved having a skybox for bears games and a have everything. "this was a person who, very early on, made a decision to cheat." "i'm chairman and ceo of the man said to have the golden touch. "this was not a very good business person. everything he invested in was a loser." founder of his own on- line futures trading company. "retail futures is a very hard business." not for the man who would become known as madoff of the midwest. "russ was really taking as much money as he needed to support his lifestyle." undetected for nearly 20-years. "on the day the merry go round stopped...he was supposed
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there was only 5, roughly." 911 audio: "unknown problem. possible suicide." "here we had a suicide note, where russ wasendorf had acknowledged this fraud." wasdendorf survived that 2012 suicide attempt . regulators froze all pfg accounts. employees lost their jobs. his companies immediately collapsed into bankruptcy, but, his personal descent to rock bottom was a long journey. "educated traders become successful traders." "peregrine, really, from its infancy, never made any money." peter deegan, assistant us attorney for the northern district of iowa in cedar rapids, prosecuted the case, which sent wasendorf to prison for 50-years. "this wasn't a successful man." "he made a company look like it was successful for years and years and years, simply by stealing his customers' money." wasendorf's ambition expanded in 1992, using money originally financed by an investor,
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documents only as as j.c. "russ stealing money from peregrine, and using the money to prop up his own lifestyle." just a year later, when j.c. wanted to pull out his money, the money was already gone. wasendorf had stolen more than a quarter of a million dollars from other early pfg customers to buy out j.c. it was the beginning of was obviously a, in many way, was a larger than life character, and full of bravado. we knew we had problems with that firm, but, we had never seen any inclinations that there was an outright theft of customer funds." daniel roth is president of the nfa--national futures association in chicago. the nfa and commodity futures trading commission, regulate the futures industry. "we'd had disciplinary actions against that firm. we'd had problems with that firm, specifically in their sales practices, and what their sales people were saying to retail customers. and not giving adequate disclosures of the risks involved." just 5-months before the company declared bankruptcy, nfa had fined peregrine 700- thousand
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pfg brokers made trade recommendations which 'maximized commissions' without regard for the best interests of their customers. "from the pfg best new accounts department." pfg's online futures trading platform helped build a customer base of thousands, but russ senior only took money from the large, segregated customer account, which federal rules dictate is not to be touched. "wow is a good description." that from bankruptcy trustee, ira bodenstein, in chicago, whom, after 3 and a half years, still calls it the most complicated trustee case he's ever had. "well, the largest account we had of record was 17-million, 598-thousand, 22-dollars and 33-cents. we've returned, so far, 49-per cent. so, so far, they've gotten half of that back." thousands of customers didn't even file claims, as some of the smallest account balances were just 3 or 4-cents, of the more than 379-million dollars
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bankruptcy. " when this whole thing exploded, many of the dreams of those people were crushed" chicago attorneys brooke conner and michael eidelman have been locating and selling the assets of russ wasendorf, senior. eidelman is the court- appointed receiver. "dealing with what was his fake image, his image, was interesting, because so many people had looked to russ. "so, de-mistifying russ was interesting." eidelman has sold all wasendorf assets, including the new, 20- million dollar pfg building in cedar falls, which opened just in 2009. the sale price was just 3-million, 255-thousand dollars, sold to the real estate company of well known area developer, a-j spiegel of peosta. the building currently has a taxable value of nearly 7- million---but is not occupied right now. "the only thing that's really left in the estate in terms of asset at this point are some life insurance
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trying to determine, given the fact that russ is still incarcerated, whether or not we can monetize those policies." "here is chicago and in washington, federal regulators have made significant changes, as a direct result of the pfg, wasendorf fraud." "after peregrine, we confirm those balances with the banks, holding the funds. so, we confirm bank balances for 2-thousand accounts, every single day." inside the cedar falls post office is box 706, which played a key role in hiding the fraud from regulators, who thought 706 belonged to us bank, when russ, senior, actually controlled it totally." "hindsight, you can always find red flags. the po box was not one of them. wasn't then. isn't now. most major banks use po boxes for confirmation requests." but, wasendorf was using that po box address; forging his us bank statements and sending them to regulators, with totally false balances,like this one. to forge
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statements, wasendorf simply used photoshop, a fax machine, printers, and the us bank logo. russ senior would often control people by using what he would tell investigators was his blunt authority. "blunt authority, as the owner of peregrine. he was able to go in and say, look i'm the only one who gets to look at the bank statements for this particular account, and they go directly to me, and the folks he put in place in his company complied with that." us bank paid more than $62-million to settle lawsuits related to the pfg case. when asked if the bank made any changes because of fraud, senior vice president dana ripley wrote: "we are pleased to have this matter resolved.....under the terms of the settlement, us bank has no additional comment." "a lot of victims in this case. not just financial victims." and, bankruptcy trustee bodenstein is gong after money wasendorf donated to non-profits, and charities, uni. iowa and more.
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against the memorial foundation of allen hospital ...they might have used those funds for very good purposes, but, they were customer funds, and it's my view they should be returned." wasendorf sent kwwl this letter from his prison in terre haute, indiana. he did agree to do in interview for this story, but, the prison warden denied all of many interview requests. but, in his letter, wasendorf said he received one christmas card last year, and he also said this: if you have the opportunity, please express how very sorry i am for the problems i have caused in the cedar valley. "he certainly did express extreme remorse for the victims. 'there's no question, we learned a lot, and we're a better regulator now, then we were then." there's now new rules in place to help protect customers. they're included in the extended
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our website, kwwl dot com. coming up... a year-long out of this world study comes to an end. plus...seems one business is serving up a slice of politics as voters decide on the 2016 race today. "you're watching kwwl, and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7
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from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: here are some of the latest snowfall totals.... most of the snow will be done by mid-morning, but we have more tomorrow night and thursday with another round later in the week, too. winter weather advisory mainly the parts that will see the last round of snow track through this morning and where the roads are snowplows are out and dealing with some pretty bad roads in some areas this morning, made worse by north winds at 10-20 mph. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show snow in most areas this morning with improve much today.. we are in the teens to around 30 this morning with colder temps to the west and north winds at 10-20 mph all over the state.. not expected to die down until toward evening. this round of snow system that will track in by tomorrow evening with
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today, the snow will end this be cold, though. highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s will be the best we can do with north winds slow to die down. partly cloudy skies. we have sun tomorrow morning but will cloud up as the next system tracks our tomorrow night into thursday with another round late friday into friday night. but then it warms up. highs will be around 50 on sunday! still to come... politics meet pizza...though nobody knows how this thing tastes. plus...a follow-up to a story from last week...about a cat with a pretty unique face. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in wshburn, fairfax, sutliff and all of eastern iowa the big story this morning is the weather as we take a live look we can do with north winds slow to die down. lows tonight will drop into the single digits and teens with mainly clear to partly cloudy skies. we have sun tomorrow morning but will cloud up as the next system tracks our way. highs in the 30s tomorrow. light snow tomorrow night into
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round late friday into friday night. but then it warms up. highs will be around 50 on sunday! snow will rapidly track away from us today, but we have another system that will track in by tomorrow evening with another round of light snow. today, the snow will end this morning and we should see sunshine this afternoon. it will be cold, though. highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s will be the best we can do with north winds slow to die down. lows tonight will drop into the single digits and teens with mainly clear to partly cloudy skies. we have sun tomorrow morning but will cloud up as the next system tracks our way. highs in the 30s tomorrow. light snow tomorrow night into thursday with another round late friday into friday night. but then it warms up. highs will be around 50 on sunday! still to come... politics meet pizza...though
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evening with another round of light snow. today, the snow will end this morning and we should see sunshine this afternoon. it will be cold, though. highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s will be the best we can do with north winds slow to die down. lows tonight will drop into the single digits and teens with mainly clear to partly cloudy skies. we have sun tomorrow morning but will cloud up as the next system tracks our way. highs in the 30s tomorrow. light snow tomorrow night into thursday with another round late friday into friday night. but then it warms up. highs will be around 50 on sunday!
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politics meet pizza...though nobody knows how this thing tastes. plus...a follow-up to a story from last week...about a cat with a pretty unique face. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in wshburn, fairfax, sutliff and all of eastern iowa
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at highway 20. much of eastern iowa under a winter weather advisory until nine this morning. oscar winning actor george kennedy has died. kennedy won best supporting actor for the 1967 movie "cool hand luke." he later had roles in "airport" and the "naked gun" series. he was 91 years old. kennedy died in his idaho home astronaut scott kelly is heading back to earth today after nearly a year space station longer than than any other u-s astronaut. it's a test to study the affects of space on the human body -- to make sure astronauts can handle a trip to mars. once he lands, kelly will undergo a battery of physical and scientific tests. this is his fourth mission in space. i'll take a slice of donald trump thanks to a student artist's spot on stencil drawing of the face and hair of donald trump, an alabama
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pizza. "no one has taken a bite of hopefully soon someone will try to trump pizza and we can ship one to trump himself." the trump pizza is classic cheese baked in a stone fired oven. its still to come... new details about the cat with a
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meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. snow ends this morning with we have another chance of light snow tomorrow night through of inches of light snow to the brought you last week...the mustache cat has a new home! the kitten, with a black patch of fur shaped like a mustache, was found in a salvation army donation box last week. dozens of people tried to adopt her "you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today
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plus...the biggest day so far. it's super tuesday...the day which could make or break a few of the presidential campaigns. and...frightening video from a gas station this morning when a driver slams right into one of the pumps. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. winter weather advisory will have another band of snow track through the northern counties with light snow/sleet possible to the south. iowa dot some icy conditions may be the case, especially in the northern with north winds 10-20 mph that will cause some blowing snow to continue. the snow tracks out this morning and by this
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forecast, too. i'll have that for you in a few minutes. 30 this morning with north winds 10-20 mph that will cause some blowing snow to continue. the snow tracks out sunshine... but it will stay cold. highs will only be in the mid 20s to mid 30s with those north winds slow to die out. we have a couple more chances of snow in the blowing snow to continue. the snow tracks out this morning and by this afternoon we should have sunshine... but it will stay cold. highs will only be in the mid 20s to mid 30s with those north winds the forecast, too. i'll have that for you in a few minutes. picking up our team seven coverage -- storm track seven's amanda gilbert is live in waterloo with a look at road conditions. snow is still falling pretty
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lightened up since earlier this morning. i want you to take a look at the road behind me. it is a neighborhood road and it has not been plowed yet this morning. a lot of those side and neighborhood roads seem to be in similar shape. here's a look at waterloo this morning. a lot of roads are like these they still have a thin layer of snow possibly sleet on them so you are going to want to be careful driving we have been getting a lot of cancellations and delays coming in this morning.... visit our website at kwwl dot come if you would like to see those. we've got you covered live in waterloo, amanda gilbert, kwwl news. amanda showing us how cleanup is going in neighborhoods -- here's a live look at what interstates are looking like
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new this morning...two people arein the hospital following an overnight fire in cedar rapids. according to firefighters, the fire happened around 1:45 this morning on 9th street southwest. the home is split into three apartments and everyone got out on their own. however, two people had to be taken to the university of iowa hospitals and clinics due to smoke inhalation also new this morning...a waterloo man convicted of murder is getting a new trial. perquondis holmes requested a new trial because jurors in the first trial saw facebook photos of him showing a gang affiliation. one year ago holmes was convicted of the 2013 murder of 18- year old dae-quan campbell. a new trial date has not been a man accused of attemtped murder is now in jail. u-s marshals say cordarryl smith was involved in a cedar rapids shooting last september. a man was shot multiple times. smith was arrested in illinois
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until he can be extradited back to iowa decision 2016... today is the biggest one-day grab of delegates yet in the race for the white house. it's super tuesday. tracie potts tells us texas is the big prize - an important one for ted cruz. it's the only state where donald trump isn't expected to win. "we have get out and vote." status today... with his closest "a vote for donald trump tomorrow is literally a vote for winning his home state, texas: "what we will see, i believe, is donald trump and me coming out both with a significant chunk of delegates and everyone else far behind." there could be trouble for trump this super tuesday: buzzfeed reports there's a secret new york times tape where trump reportedly rejects his own promises to close the border. "you should be very troubled by a candidate like donald trump who tells the new york times one thing and the voters another." "trump should ask the ny we can see exactly what it is he truly believes." bernie sanders is hoping "i think we'll do better there than people think."
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already looking past super tuesday, focusing on trump: of the united states of america." republicans are november. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. this morning at the white house, a special meeting between the president and iowa senator chuck grassley. the focus is the standoff over a supreme court nominee. the president plans to nominate someone to replace the late justice scalia. republicans -- including senator grassley -- who chairs the committee that considers court
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decision to be up to the next president. the senate majority and minority leaders will also be at talk about the drug problem in this country. senator grassley's office says more than 47- thousand americans died from overdoses in 2014 -- an all-time high. his office says that's more deaths than from car crashes or gun violence. the family of late supreme court justice scalia will hold a memorial in his honor today. it will be at the mayflower hotel in washington d-c. scalia died on february 13-th in texas. multiple supreme court justices are expected to give remarks at the service. after ten years of silence...justice clarence thomas asks questions during supreme court oral arguments. he asked ten questions to a justice department attorney... who was defending a law dealing with domestic violence cases. in years past, thomas has offered several reasons for not asking questions from the bench....noting, for example, lawyers usually only have 30 minutes to present their cases.
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two men remain missing from the newton correctional release center. this morning -- we hear from the department of corrections. michael amadeo and jessy foley have been missing since saturday night. drug charges. the facility they're at is minimum security. this is the second time this are people who have completed working their way out of the system so. a lot of times the parole board will want somebody to spend some time in minimum security before they consider putting them on some type of release. either work release or parole he says he's not sure if the two should be considered dangerous. call 9-1-1 if you see them the department of corrections is investigating the escape to make sure it doesn't happen again. a police officer killed on her first day on the job. her body was escorted by dozens of police cars and motorcycles last night to virginia chapel.
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she and two other officers were responding to a domestic violence call when a man fired his gun. all three officers were four students are hurt when a teenager opens fire inside a schoo. two students were shot and two others were hurt while trying to get out of the ohio school. they're all expected to survive. police say the shooter ran from school grounds. "it was very scary to think instead, but i'm just kind of thankful that i was safe." "i can't wait to get my hands on the, touch them. has it been emotional? yes, very much so." police say they do have a motive but are not releasing it at this time. one person is dead following an officer-involved shooting. north carolina police say the shooting victim was wanted on felony drug charges and ran away "they killed my son for no reason. everybody out here said seven times, for what? for
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the state bureau of investigation will review the shooting. hundreds of people gathered near the scene last night. witnesses say the man killed was not armed. people here believing the officer could have made the arrest at a later time instead of shooting man. in salt lake city after police shot a 17- year-old boy over the weekend. he remains in critical condition. police say he and another person were beating a man with "metal objects." officers say he continued to attack the man after he was shooting. a review is being done and the on leave. apple scores a win in a new york court as it continues to fight the f-b-i's court order in california. investigators cannot force apple to unlock an i- phone owned by a convicted drug dealer.
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being pressured by federal investigators to break into 13 iphones across the country. that includes one that belonged to one of the san bernardino shooters. scary video out of texas shows a driver plowing into their car into a gas pump. you can see the driver frantically try to get other people out of the car. it took firefighters about two hours to get the fire under control. police have not said if anyone was hurt or what caused the driver to lose control. new this morning in coverage of the iowa legislature... lawmakers are getting tough on animal abusers the senate approving a bill which would make the crime a felony. right now animal abuse is an aggravated misdemeanor. the bill also requires the department of human services to do a wellness check if the abuse happens in front of a child. a vote may be coming soon for a bill which would create more oversight of schools like midwest academy...which are largely unregulated right
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the bill was introduced after a raid of the keokuk school...part of a sex abuse investigation. the school was privately funded and did not require a license to operate. today markes exactly one year since iowa's gas tax increase took effect. many people haven't given it much thought because prices have been so low. the ten-cent tax hike kicked in march first of last year after lawmakers approved it. it was expected to bring in about 215 million dollars a year to help fix roads and bridges across the state. the dot predicted black hawk county would get about 845-thousand dollars. the county engineer says one thing they're focusing on is improving gravel roads. they're also looking to bank much of the projects. the future of dentistry in iowa may be at risk..more than half of the state's dentist are closing to retirement age. some professionals fear rural towns could be the first to see these impacts. according to the university of iowa -- there are several counties in iowa with only a handful of dentists.
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if you stay in iowa, there's that much more pressure to see professors at the university of iowa say the state could see dentists start retiring in the next 10 to 15 years. iowa is the first state in the country to get more than 30- percent of its electricity from wind power. governor branstad says the state has the potential to reach forty percent in the next five years. the goal for the country in 20- percent wind power by 2030...last year the nation was below five percent a quick update this morning-- rashon montgomery is missing no more. he has autism and his family was worried about him police found him, safely, last night at the casey's off university avenue in waterloo. its still to come.. no real or fake guns and
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the forecast from storm track "you're watching kwwl, this is today in iowa." forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: here are some of the latest snowfall totals.... most of the snow will be done by mid-morning, but we have more tomorrow night and thursday with another round later in the week, too. winter weather advisory continues through 9 this morning for much
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partially to completely covered with snow and slush. the snowplows are out and dealing with some pretty bad roads in some areas this morning, made worse by north winds at 10-20 mph. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show snow in most areas this morning with sunshine for the afternoon. temperatures won't improve much today.. we are in the teens to around 30 this morning with expected to die down until toward evening. this round of snow will rapidly track away from us today, but we have another today, the snow will end this morning and we should see sunshine this afternoon. it will be cold, do with north winds slow to die down. lows tonight will drop into the single digits and teens with mainly clear to up as the next system tracks our way. highs in the 30s tomorrow. light snow tomorrow night into then it warms up. highs will be around 50 on sunday! state.. not expected to die down until toward evening. this round of snow will rapidly track away from us today, but we have another system that will track in by tomorrow evening with another round of light snow. today, the snow will end this morning and we should see sunshine this
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will be the best we can do with north winds slow to die down. lows tonight will drop into the single digits and teens with mainly clear to up as the next system tracks our way. highs in the 30s tomorrow. light snow tomorrow night into thursday with another round late friday into friday night. but then it warms up. highs will be around 50 on sunday! a woman is forced to leave her away from us today, but we have another system that will track in by tomorrow evening with another round of light snow. today, the snow will end this morning and we should see sunshine this afternoon. it will be cold, though. highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s will be the best we can do with north winds slow to die down. lows tonight will drop into the single digits and teens with mainly clear to partly cloudy skies. we have sun tomorrow morning but will cloud up as the next system tracks our way. highs in the 30s tomorrow. light snow tomorrow night into thursday with another round late friday into friday night. but then it warms up. highs will be around
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a woman is forced to leave her shoes will end this morning and we should see sunshine this afternoon. it will be cold, though. highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s will be the best we can do with north winds slow to die down. lows tonight will drop into the single digits and teens with mainly clear to up as the next system tracks our way. highs in the 30s tomorrow. light friday into friday night. but then it warms up. highs will be around 50 on sunday! a woman is forced to leave her to leave her shoes behind at
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take a look at these heels... t-s-a agents found the gun- themed stilettos in a woman's carry-n bags. the agency does not allow fake guns or ammunition past checkpoints. it was too late to check her bag...so she had to leave them behind. coming up... we continue to track the weather this morning...as we take a live look at highway 218 in black hawk county details on how neighorhood snow cleanup is going coming up in a live report
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all morning we've been keeping an eye on the weather...as eastern iowa cleans up from overnight snow. a number of school delays this morning-- those are scrolling on the bottom of your screen. the northern half of the viewing since residential streets tend to be plowed last -- that's where we sent storm track seven's amanda gilbert. she's live in waterloo with an update. i want to start by pointing out the neighborhood road behind me. i love been out here for about two hours
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a lot of neighborhood and side roads seem to be like that it has lightened up a little bit now. and crews are out working... there around 200 plows on highways according to the iowa department of transportation. a lot of roads still do have at least a thin layer of snow on careful and cautious while waterloo, amanda gilbert, kwwl waterloo mayor quentin hart wraps up black history month at a high school mayor hart talked to east high school students yesterday he mentioned the pearson sisters.. two east high sisters who fought for change in the education system during the 19-60's. "they believed that change principal. just thinking about being a 14, 15 year old child. going to a principal and telling those things, advocating for those things." hart added he struggled to graduate from college and high
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got to where he is today. its we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan
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developing overnight: a judge is ordering a new trial for a waterloo man convicted of murder perquondis homles will get a new trial because jurors saw facebook photos of him which showed a gang affiliation holmes was convited last year of murdering daequan campbell in 2013 it's the biggest day of the presidential race so far. super tuesday. voters decide in 12 states today...and a lot is at stake clinton and trump hoping to solidify their positions as clear frontrunners...whil e others are just trying to stay in the game eileen is back with another check of your storm track seven
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snow ends this morning with breezy conditions through early afternoon. highs will be cold today but warm by the weekend. we have and again friday afternoon through friday night. each round thanks for joining us, the today show is next and we'll be back in good morning. march madness.
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polls on this super tuesday. the most crucial day of the election so far. crump and clinton way out in front. will they deliver knockout blows or can rubio, cruz and sanders hang on? our decision 2016 team has it covered from every angle. the director of the fbi and one of apple's top executives facing off in congress today in their battle over unlocking iphones, as a judge deals the government a big blow in court. tearful testimony. erin andrews breaks down over the video of her most private moments she says left her humiliated and ashamed. >> everybody said i was doing it for publicity and attention and that ripped me apart. >> her convicted stalker also taking the stand. >> i pulled the plug out and waited for the opportunity. hopefully get her without clothes on? >> yes.

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